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Chinese Super League: Club Profile - Shanghai Shenhua

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Callum Newell

As part of our series of β€˜fact-files’ focusing on each of the teams contesting in the Chinese Super League (CSL), we take a look into everything you would need to know about Shanghai Shenhua. As one of the two big-spending Shanghai based clubs in the CSL, there will be high expectations for this team in the future.

Team: Shanghai Greenland Shenhua

Nickname: The Flower of Shanghai

City Based: Shanghai

Year founded (professionally): 1993

Owner: Greenland Group

Stadium: Hongkou Football Stadium

Stadium Capacity: 33,060

Manager: Gregorio Manzano

Captain: Giovanni Moreno

Three Players To Watch (Foreign): Demba Ba (Senegalese), Fredy Guarin (Colombian), Obafemi Martins (Nigerian)

Three Players To Watch (Chinese): Bi Jinhao, Cao Yunding, Wang Yun

Position Last Season: 6th

Current League Position (as of 1st July 2016): 5th

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Team

MP

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Points

1

Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao

15

11

3

1

30

7

23

36

2

Hebei China Fortune

15

9

3

3

22

15

7

30

3

Jiangsu Suning

15

8

5

2

20

11

9

29

4

Shanghai SIPG

15

6

6

3

21

12

9

24

5

Shanghai Shenhua

15

5

7

3

24

15

9

22

6

Henan Jianye

15

6

4

5

13

12

1

22

7

Tianjin Teda

15

5

6

4

17

19

-2

21

8

Beijing Guoan

14

5

5

4

15

13

2

20

9

Liaoning

14

4

5

5

15

22

-7

17

10

Yanbian Funde

15

4

4

7

16

18

-2

16

11

Guangzhou R&F

15

4

4

7

13

20

-7

16

12

Chongqing Lifan

15

3

6

6

15

20

-5

15

13

Shijiazhuang Ever Bright

14

3

5

6

10

16

-6

14

14

Changchun Yatai

15

3

4

8

11

23

-12

13

15

Hangzhou Greentown

15

3

3

9

8

18

-10

12

16

Shandong Luneng Taishan

14

2

4

8

13

22

-9

10

Current Top Goalscorer (This Season): Demba Ba (13)

Current Most Assists (This Season): Fredy Guarin (4)

Continental Competition (This Season): None

League Wins: 1961, 1962, 1995, 2003 - although this title was stripped from them) (3 times)

Chinese FA Cup Wins: 1956, 1991, 1998 (3 times)

Asian Champions League Wins: None

Highest League Position: 1st

Highest Transfer Fee Paid: Β£9.75m (Demba Ba – from Besiktas/Fredy Guarin – from Inter)

Highest Transfer Fee Received: Β£2.63m (Wang Dalei – to Shandong Luneng Taishan)

Rivals: Beijing Guoan, Shanghai SIPG, Jiangsu Suning


Edited by Staff Editor

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